From the Kickstarter page:
Why We Need Your Help
We do have several obstacles to overcome. First, it will take us 6 months for licensing, and that means we cannot sell anything for 6 months. The real catch is that we have to have the space leased before we can apply for our permits from the state and the federal governments. That's 6 months of down time, 5 months to go.
Our second obstacle: We do have a financial backer who will loan us the money to open our brewery, but we have to raise an additional $25,000 or more, to combine with our own cash reserves to be able to get the loan. If we can raise the $25,000 we will have enough to secure funding and move forward!
We are also breaking new ground and have had a difficult time finding equipment suppliers. Most brewery design companies do not know anything about building a sake brewery and do not want to risk their reputation by putting their name on a project that they are unfamiliar with. However, through persistence, we have equipment suppliers lined up and the brewery designed. A brewery is an expensive endeavor. That's why we need your help.
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